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Peekskill School Board Meeting, Caregivers Budget Workshop, Pre-School Pizza Workshop

Five Things You should know for today, Jan. 8.

1.) The Peekskill School Board Meets Tonight
Check here for an agenda for tonight’s school board meeting. The public session is scheduled to begin tonight at 7 p.m., inside the administration building, located 1031 Elm St.

2.) Once Upon A Time Preschool/Daycare Hosts Once Upon A Pie...
Once Upon A Time Preschool/Daycare, located at 7 Peekskill Hollow Rd. in Putnam Valley, will join Freddie from Campagna Pizzeria Restaurant in Shrub Oak for a workshop on pizza making. Freddie will teach children the yummy art of pizza making and then they get to eat it. Today is the last day to RSVP. The event lasts from 4 p.m to 6 p.m. and is free. Call (845) 284-2941

3.) Free Budgeting Advice for Caregivers
Leave The Light On Foundation and United Way of Westchester and Putnam will offer free budgeting advice to caregivers Thursday at the Hudson Valley Hospital Center, located on 1992 Crompond Rd. in  Cortlandt Manor.  Most caregivers are balancing their personal budget along with the budget of their aging parents or a chronically-ill loved ones. This month's caregiver support group will help those caregivers. Caregivers who attend will also receive a free, one-on-one, financial consultation.This one hour session is part of LTLOF's monthly caregiver support groups held the first Saturday and following Thursday of each month. It will be held at The Dempsey House, adjacent to the Hospital. Pre-registration is required. Call Danielle O'Malley, HVHC Community Coordinator, at (914) 734-3794 or register online at www.leavethelighton.org.  Seating is limited.

4.) Pasta Cooking Competition
Amateur and professional cooks are invited to participate in a pasta recipe contest being conducted by Anna Maria Santorelli, chef/owner of Anna Maria's Restaurant in Larchmont. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 31, 2013. Click here for more details.

5.) Gun Appreciation Day Announced for Jan. 19
A coalition of gun rights and conservative groups has proclaimed Jan. 19, “Gun Appreciation Day” and begun urging Americans nationwide to show their support for gun ownership by turning out en masse at gun stores, ranges and shows from coast to coast. The event, which is being modeled after the “Chik-fil-A Appreciation Day” that took place last year, is taking place two days before President Barack Obama’s inauguration.

Kirsten Berger January 08, 2013 at 02:25 PM
Gun Appreciation Day??!!!! Boy, now I feel really nauseous!
Kirsten Berger January 08, 2013 at 02:36 PM
I found this was in really bad taste of the Patch to post this on a page with announcements about activities for families with kids. Many of us are still really upset about the events in Newtown and this just made it worse for me. My son is still scared to go to school. The social worker there has been really helpful and one thing he suggested was to stay away from the media. THis sort of thing is not helping us who are trying to heal. Because of the right to free speech, you are allowed to post the announcement buy have some sensitivity as to where you place the announcement.

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